Sunday, November 29, 2009

More Advent Calendars

Hi Everyone-

I made 2 more Advent Calendars for my 2 adorable nieces. Finished in the nick of time! December 1st is coming quick! Maddie (8) and Samantha (5) of course wanted to start opening the tins right away...waiting is so hard! I used the same supplies as in this post, just moved things around a bit and used some paper from a retired Simply Scrapping set and used some Christmas themed metal trays I picked up last year. It was a challenge to find little treasures to hide inside the tins, but I managed to find some fun things, jewellery, temporary tattoos, Swiss chocolate and a little lip balm shaped like a heart {cute}!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

November Club Cards

Hey Everyone,
My group of eight lovely papercrafters met this past week for our Stamper's 8 Club. Our focus was the Big Shot. Most of the girls had never used any kind of die cutting tool so found this really fun and so rewarding to be able to create such detailed die cuts and embossed projects with such little effort!

Our cards used non traditional Christmas colors, but kinda' fun all the same! Stacey Schafer was the inspiration behind this dashing Dasher!
Stamps: Dasher; All Holidays (Sentiment)
Ink: Soft Suede, Sahara Sand Classic Ink
Base Card: Sahara Sand (Standard A2 Tent Fold Cut 4¼”x11”; score at 5½”)
Layers: Stamped Layer: Taken with Teal,(2¾ “x 3”) Whisper White(2½”x 2¾” ); 1/2 of a Die Cut Top Note in Taken with Teal
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Holiday Lounge (1¾” x5½”)
Tools: Big Shot and Top Note Bigz Die, Stamp-a-ma-jig (SAMJ), Paper Cutter
Ribbon: Soft Suede Grosgrain, Other: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Adhesives: Snail, Dimensionals & 2-Way glue pen for glitter.

The second card of the evening used the same color scheme and no stamping...yikes!

Card size: Standard A2; cut 5½x 8½; scored at 4¼”
Stamps/Ink: NONE!
Base card: Taken with Teal
Layer 1: Sahara Sand cut to 4 x 5¼” after it has been embossed; Layer 2: Whisper White (2¾ “x 2¾”);
Scraps: Whisper White for Die Cut
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Holiday Lounge (2½”x2½”)
Tools: Sizzix Big Shot , Sizzlet Snowflake Die, Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder
Ribbon: White Taffeta
Other: Adhesives: Snail & dimensionals; Rhinestone

Finally, we made these "Treat Tents". The idea came from a host of projects available to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators on the SU Demonstrator Website. So Stinkin' Cute!!

Recipe: Sample Supplies:
Stamps: Sparkly & Bright; Grateful Greetings (Holiday Mini Catalogue), Christmas Punch (Hostess Level 2 Set). Ink: Ruby Red, Soft Suede Classic Inks
Dies: Two Tags Bigz Die
Tools: Big Shot, snowflake punch, Tag and Small Tag punches
Cardstock of choice, ribbon, linen thread, silver elastic cord, buttons, rhinestones (Non-SU)
Small Cellophane Bags (item #103103-pg 159) for Candy.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Look What I Earned!

Hey Everyone,

'Just wanted to share my news! I completed the required elements and am now Certified ... My Digital Studio certified, that is!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Digital Studio

I finally got around to installing and working with MyDigitalStudio. I must say I'm having some technical problems and I'm on a call back list with tech support at Stampin' Up! In the meantime I took all the quizzes and made the front of the required card to complete my certification. While playing with the program I thought it would be easiest to try and duplicate the Christmas Card we made at our last Club night. The colors are a little different, chocolate chip replaced soft suede to coordinate with the Alpine ribbon.